Man caught in terrifying elevator ride that crashed


SANTIAGO, Chile (NBC/RTV) — A Chilean man is in the hospital after an elevator he was riding in went out of control.

The security camera shows as 30-year-old Jose Vergara climbs into an elevator in a Santiago apartment building.

The doors close, and things start going wrong. The doors open again, and the floors can be seen flying by as Vergara frantically pushes buttons.

The elevator shot up 30 floors in 15 seconds before appearing to crash into the roof.

Vergara is in serious condition with injuries to his head and legs.

His wife is calling for the person or people responsible for the malfunction to face justice. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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